Witcheries
Witchery Witch"er*y, n.; pl. {Witcheries}. 1. Sorcery; enchantment; witchcraft. [1913 Webster]

Great Comus, Deep skilled in all his mother's witcheries. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A woman infamous . . . for witcheries. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Fascination; irresistible influence; enchantment. [1913 Webster]

He never felt The witchery of the soft blue sky. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The dear, dear witchery of song. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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